Deter, and if necessary, compel adversaries by enabling individuals and small units to engage targets with accurate, lethal, direct automatic fire.
Entered Army Service
Description and Specifications
A ground-mounted, gas-operated, crew-served machine gun. This reliable 7.62mm machine gun delivers more energy to the target than the smaller caliber M-249 SAW. It is being issued to infantry, armor, combat engineer, special force/rangers, and selected field artillery units that require medium support fires and will replace the ground-mounted M-60 series machine guns currently in use.
| ||Caliber: ||7.62 mm |
| ||Weight: ||27.6 lbs |
| ||Max effective range: ||1800 m (area target) 800 m (point target) |
| ||Rate of fire: ||200-600 rounds per minute |
FN Manufacturing (Columbia, SC)
Point of Contact
Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
Media Relations Division
1500 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-1500
703.697.7592 / 7591